City Councilman Bill de Blasio has made it official and announced his candidacy for Brooklyn borough president in 2009. In an email to supporters, he outlines some of his reasons for jumping into the race. Quote:
More than ever,
have become magnets for new families and new business from around the world.
and achieving global acclaim.
At the same time
becoming unaffordable for working families. Shoddy fly-by-night construction is
ruining the fabric of our neighborhoods. Traffic and overcrowded schools are
encroaching on our quality of life.
I am running for Borough
President because I believe I have the experience and vision to strengthen and
unprecedented growth and change.
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